World Leaders 31st December 2019
|Countries||Leader and their Current Age|
|Germany||Angela Merkel Chancellor 65|
Click here for some of its history
|France||Emmanuel Macron President 42|
(wife Brigitte 66)
Click here for some notes on France since 1789
|Italy||Giuseppe Conte PM (since 1 Jun 2018) 55|
Click here for some notes on Sicily and Naples in the south
Click here for some notes on Venice in the north-east
Click here for Florence, Tuscany, the Medici Family and the Renaissance in the north-west
|UK||Boris Johnson PM (since 24 Jul 2019) 55|
succeeding Theresa May PM 63
Click here for some of England's history
|Canada||Justin Trudeau PM 48|
Click here for some of Canada's history
|USA||Donald Trump President 73|
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|Tonga||Tupou VI King 60|
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|NZ||Jacinda Ardern PM (since 26 October 2017) 39|
Click here for some of New Zealand's history with Australia
|PNG||James Marape PM (since 30 May 2019) 48|
Click here for some of Papua New Guinea's history with Australia
|Scott Morrison PM (since 24 Aug 2018) 51|
Click here for some of Australia's history
Some Famous Aussie Politicians
Anthony Albanese Opposition Leader 56
Bill Shorten 52
Some Famous Aussie Writers
Frances Whiting (about) mid 50s
Click here for some editorials written by Greg in The Australian (2007-2018)
Bernard Salt 62
|Israel||Benjamin Netanyahu PM 70|
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|Gaza Strip||Ismail Haniyeh PM 57|
|West Bank||Mahmoud Abbas President 84|
|Turkey||Recep Erdogan President 65|
Click here for a recent article on the Turkish President in the Weekend Australian
|Egypt||Abdel Fattah el-Sisi President 65|
|Lebanon||Michel Aoun President 84|
Saad al-Hariri PM 49
Click here for Lebanese Civil War 1975-1990
|Syria||Bashar al-Assad President 54|
Click here for rulers of Syria since 1920
|Jordan||Abdullah II King 57|
|Saudi Arabia||Salman King 84|
Mohammad bin Salman Crown Prince (since 21 June 2017) 34
Click here for Saudi royal family background
With regard to the failed state of Yemen directly to the south click here for Yemen's current status, there are currently three Presidents, 1.President Hadi, reportedly under house arrest in Saudi Arabia,
|Iraq||Adil Abdul-Mahdi PM (since 25 Oct 2018) 77|
|Iran||Ali Khamenei Supreme Leader (Ayatollah) 80|
Hassan Rouhani President 71
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|Aga Khan||Aga Khan IV Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini born in Geneva Switzerland. 83|
His father was born in Karachi (capital of modern day Pakistan). His grandfather and great grandfather were born in Iran. He is said to be a direct lineal descendant of Mohammed through Mohammed's cousin and son-in-law, Ali, considered the first Imam in Shia Islam, and Ali's wife Fatima az-Zahra, Mohammed's daughter from his first marriage.
While the Aga Khan has British citizenship and travels worldwide continually, his primary residence is in Gouvieux, 65 kms north of Paris France.
|Pakistan||Imran Khan PM (since 18 Aug 2018) 67|
Click here for rulers of Pakistan since 1973
|Russia||Vladimir Putin President 67|
|India||Narendra Modi PM 69|
India is the second most populated country in the world.
Click here for India's fifteen most spoken languages, by 20 million or more of its people.
Click here for India's history after the flood.
|Bangladesh||Sheikh Hasina PM 72|
|Myanmar (Burma)||Win Myint President (since 2018) 68|
Aung San Suu Kyi (Owwn Saan Soo Chee) State Counsellor (since 2016) 74
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|China||Xi Jinping President 66|
China (including Tibet) is the most populated country in the world.
Click here for a snapshot of China's status in 1800.
|North Korea||Kim Jong-Un Supreme Leader 36 (South Korea) 35 (US records)|
In 1910 Japan annexed the whole country. Following Japan's defeat and with Soviet troops advancing, the country was divided at the 38th parallel by US troops on 10 August 1945. With Korea's division, between 400,000 to 4 million refugees fled south 1945-1950. In May 1946 it became illegal to cross the 38th Parallel without a permit. In 1950 North Korea invaded South Korea with the aid of Stalin and Mao. Both sides lost 1 to 1½ million people each during the following three year war, the UN, well, mainly the US, assisting the south.
Click here for some recent news of North Korea
|South Korea||Moon Jae-In President (since 10 May 2017) 66|
With division of the country in 1945, Seoul became the south's new capital.
|Japan||Shinzo Abe PM 65
Naruhito Emperor (since 1 May 2019) 59
|Philippines||Rodrigo Duterte President 74|
Click here for the US Spanish War of 1898
|Vietnam||Nguyen Phu Trong (Nwen Phoo Trong) General Secretary and President 75|
Click here for a list of presidents of North Vietnam 1945-1976 followed by the uniting of north and south.
Click here for some historical notes of Vietnam (French Indochina) that included Cambodia (and Laos).
|Cambodia||Hun Sen PM 67|
Became Prime Minister in 1985, but has had a significant role in Cambodia since 1975, the rule of the Khmer Rouge, and the fall of the US backed Khmer Republic (1970-1975). Note, between 1975-1979 under Pol Pot's regime, all monetary exchange in Cambodia was abolished. The Cambodian riel was reintroduced following Vietnam's invasion in 1979.
|Thailand||Prayut Chan-o-cha PM 65|
Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X) King (since 2016) 67
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|Malaysia||Mahathir Mohamad PM 94|
Click here for background notes to its currency starting with the British in 1826.
Click here for a timeline snapshot of British Malaya and British Borneo from Wikipedia
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|Indonesia||Joko Widodo President 58|
Click here for some notes on Marx 1818-1883 and Darwin 1809-1882
Click here for CS Lewis 1898-1963 and Joy Davidman 1915-1960
Click here for Jordan Peterson
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